Bauxite Residue Valorization

Bauxite residues are the solid by-product of the alumina production process. To this day, finding ways to utilize bauxite residues is one of the biggest challenges for the alumina industries, which for the most part remain untapped.

MYTILINEOS, among the world leaders, for more than a decade, invests in research aimed at utilizing bauxite residues as a source of recovery of basic metals, including iron and aluminum, but also rare earths, such as scandium. At the same time, it strengthens the efforts for the use of bauxite residues as an additive in other industrial applications, such as in the production of cement and construction materials, for example as an additive in ceramics and in the production of lightweight materials.


Production of Scandium compounds and Scandium Aluminum alloys from European metallurgical by-products


Integrated cross-sectorial approach for environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient alumina production.


Development of new methodologies for industrial CO2-free steel production by electrowinning


Removing the waste streams from the primary Aluminiumproduction and other metal sectors in Europe


Development of an innovative sustainable strategy for selective biorecoverof critical raw materials from Primary and Secondary sources


Evaluation of Red Mud Tailings in the ESEE region


International consortium to recover CRMs from stockpiles/tailings targeting RIS


Creation of a novel sustainable symbiotic value chain, linking the by-product of the alumina production industry and the cement production industry. The main goal is the industrial residue activation for sustainable cement production


Integrated process for the recovery of Rare Earth Elements and Scandium from Bauxite Residues


Smart Geopolymers; development, production, and demonstration of light weight, fire resistant components for the construction industry


Red mud utilization for development of refractory building materials


Hydrogen as the reducing agent in the recovery of metals and minerals from metallurgical waste


Scaling up Scandium production from European industrial residues

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